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Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) + Crabb: Piazzolla, Agri/Carli, Handel, Kats-Chernin, Gardel, Frank & Villa-Lobos

5 February @ 19:30 - 21:30

$69 – $152

This irresistible season opener led by Richard Tognetti is driven by the rhythms of South America, and features long standing friend of the ACO, classical accordion virtuoso and arranger James Crabb.

The tango was already a melting pot of influences before Piazzolla snatched it from boozy dives and put it into concert halls. Some Argentinians called him an assassin, but he was really a visionary. Piazzolla added a classical sensibility and cosmopolitan sophistication to the all-enveloping sensuality of the tango, as you will hear in his popular Libertango and the Angels and Devils Suite.

We honour Piazzolla’s passion for the Baroque with a concerto by Handel and a tribute to Bach by Villa-Lobos. Then back to the 21st century where Gabriela Lena Frank’s South American-inspired Leyendas makes its Australian premiere and local treasure Elena Kats-Chernin makes a welcome return. Give yourself over to this intoxicating and immersive experience.

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5 February
19:30 - 21:30
$69 – $152
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Melbourne Recital Centre – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Southbank Boulevard
Melbourne, Vic Australia
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